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Limitations in Using Aspiration Pneumonia as a Quality Measure

  • Kara B. Mascitti (a1), Scott Manaker (a2), Jeff Rohrbach (a3), Patrick J. Brennan (a1) and Neil O. Fishman (a1)...

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 3400 Spruce St, 3 Silverstein, Ste D, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (kara.mascitti@me.com)

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Limitations in Using Aspiration Pneumonia as a Quality Measure

  • Kara B. Mascitti (a1), Scott Manaker (a2), Jeff Rohrbach (a3), Patrick J. Brennan (a1) and Neil O. Fishman (a1)...

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